All classes are necessary to train well-rounded apprentices that adapt to various machining career paths which include machinist, maintenance machinist, mold maker, die maker and tool maker. Coursework is a combination of classroom, theory, and hands-on to allow students to demonstrate learned skills.
Graduate Debt-Free with 4 Years Experience
In 1976 the KMA established an apprenticeship training program to satisfy state and federal education requirements specific to machinists, tool and die makers.
100% Employment Rate
We have had 100% full time job placement for all students at all skill levels for the past 7 years.
Hands-on Technical Core
The KMA provides the required 576 class hours typically achieved through attending one night per week 2 semesters per year for 4 years.
Machinists and tool and die makers set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.
Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment.
Mold makers create and adapt molds used in cast and plastic manufacturing. This job involves tasks such as making repairs or adjustments to existing molds, using blueprints to develop new molds and melting plastics and metals to be used in mold making.
Tool & Die Maker
Tool and die makers are a class of machinists in the manufacturing industries who make jigs, fixtures, dies, molds, machine tools, cutting tools, gauges, and other tools used in manufacturing processes.